Monday 02 April 2012
Rise in whale trade stuns expertsNew Zealand Herald | 02 Apr 2012
Scientists plan to investigate a "marine bushmeat trade" after a major study showed that global consumption of marine mammals such as whales and dolphins is increasing.
Safeguard this living laboratory (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 02 Apr 2012
In late October this year, New Zealand will join 23 other countries and the European Union to decide on what kind of marine protection will be created in Antarctica's Ross Sea, far to the south of New Zealand.
UFN enters fishery for MSC assessmentWorld Fishing | 02 Apr 2012
The Union of Fishermen of the North (UFN) has entered the Barents and Norwegian Seas cod and haddock fishery for full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
AFMA considers prawn management planWorld Fishing | 02 Apr 2012
No formal decision on the move to output controls in the Northern Prawn Fishery has been made by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission or the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Studies on sustaining US fishing industryWorld Fishing | 02 Apr 2012
Two new NOAA Sea Grant studies will look at how new business models, based on the success of community supported agriculture, could benefit fishing communities in Washington, Oregon, and California.
Total's battle to plug gas leak hit by rough seasReuters | 02 Apr 2012
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Total faced rough seas and heavy winds on Monday as the oil and gas company prepared to send men and machines to battle a leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea that has spewed gas into the air for over a week.
Seven steps to prevent the collapse of west Africa's fishing groundsGuardian Unlimited | 02 Apr 2012
Joal is Senegal's largest fishing port. But the 1,500 wooden pirogues gathered there aren't protected by a harbour wall, as they might be in Europe or the US. Rather, they are strung along a wildly colourful - and vilely smelly – 10-mile long beach. It's a small but significant sign that all is not well.
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